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11.24.2021

Empowering Student Firsts: Penn College Impact Report

11.23.2021

Falling under autumn’s spell

11.18.2021

Construction management students reign at regional contest

11.15.2021

Excavator loan extends Volvo/Highway Equipment alliance

11.10.2021

College surprises visiting veteran on return to campus

11.29.2021

Cunningham family commits $200,000 to Legacy Campaign

The Cunningham family – all eight siblings attended Pennsylvania College of Technology or its predecessor, and four served as college employees – recently pledged $200,000 to the Tomorrow Is in the Making: Legacy Campaign for Penn College to bolster student scholarships at the institution.

The siblings’ commitment is in honor of Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour, who has announced she is retiring in June 2022. Additionally, it honors the memory of the siblings’ parents, Jean and Donald M. Cunningham Sr.; brother, David ’81; and sister, Carol ’78.

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Alumni College Relations Faculty & Staff President Scholarships Students
11.29.2021

Larson Design Group provides CAD workshop to students

Adding to its history of support for Pennsylvania College of Technology students and alumni, Larson Design Group developed a computer-aided design workshop that was offered to civil engineering and surveying majors during the spring and fall semesters.

“Larson Design Group’s support of our students through these workshops exemplifies its commitment to developing tomorrow’s industry professionals,” said Chris S. Macdonald, Penn College’s assistant director of corporate relations. “The experience provided our students with different perspectives for the methods used and offered them valuable resources in preparation for their careers. We are extremely grateful for Larson Design Group’s partnership and appreciate the mutually beneficial outcomes achieved with these workshops.”

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Alumni Civil Engineering & Surveying College Relations Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students
11.28.2021

Penn College women making strides on court

In five previous outings since 2014 against crosstown rival Lycoming College, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team lost by an average of 30 points per game. But that all changed on Tuesday.

Hosting the Warriors at Bardo Gym, the Wildcats put together their most complete game in the series before falling, 54-46. Prior to this year, the closest Penn College came to Lyco was a 17-point defeat in 2018: one year after its worst loss ever by 53 points.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
11.28.2021

Penn College welcomes new employee

PCToday continues its regular feature: welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.

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Faculty & Staff
11.24.2021

Empowering Student Firsts: Penn College Impact Report

Pennsylvania College of Technology Impact Report, 2020-21
Pennsylvania College of Technology Impact Report, 2020-21
Gifts to Penn College set the stage for the future
Gifts to Penn College set the stage for the future

The Penn College experience provides firsts of all kinds for students: a first opportunity to study a subject they love, a first international travel experience, or a first chance to compete on the national stage. Across campus, employees, alumni, corporate partners and other friends are transforming lives. See examples in the 2020-21 Impact Report.

General Information
11.24.2021

Campus forum to review significant cases before Supreme Court

Craig A. MillerSupreme Court cases to be discussedThe latest in an series of timely discussions, informal and informational, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Penn’s Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor).

Craig A. Miller, associate professor of history/political science at Penn College, will moderate discussion of major issues before the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

Of particular interest is whether the United States can sue Texas in federal court to prohibit enforcement of a state abortion law, and whether New York’s denial of concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violates the Second Amendment. (Miller provided the links so attendees can review the relevant facts and listen to the attorneys’ oral arguments to the justices.)

Hot food and beverages will be provided; the event is free and open to the community.

Events Faculty & Staff Students
11.23.2021

Falling under autumn’s spell

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” a famed troubadour once proclaimed, and you certainly don’t need a calendar to know that the Susquehanna Valley has turned the corner toward you-know-what. Mornings dawn a little frostier and evenings descend a tad sooner around Penn College these days, but autumn presented quite an extended and impressive show while it lasted. Here, then – finishing out the year that already provided PCToday readers with winter, spring and summer galleries – some remarkable imagery from a talented trio of campus lensfolk.

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General Information
11.23.2021

Spreading holiday ‘cheer’

Wildcat cheerleaders add a personal touch to a public-facing downtown office.
Wildcat cheerleaders add a personal touch to a public-facing downtown office.

Three members of the Penn College cheerleading squad painted festive images on the office windows of the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority at 253 W. Fourth St. on Monday night. (“Festive” except the Grinch, of course, but – spoiler alert – we suspect his heart will warm in time.) Pictured (from left) are Meghan E. Miller, of Summerhill, pre-dental hygiene; Carli M. Witman, Annville, pre-radiography; and Alyssa K. Snyder, Coal Township, pre-surgical technology.
Photo by Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of campus recreation

Nursing & Health Sciences Sports Students
11.23.2021

Giving thanks by giving to others

A grateful Robin Dadzie (center), senior case manager at AIDS Resource, accepts the club's donation from Cooley and Santana.
A grateful Robin Dadzie (center), senior case manager at AIDS Resource, accepts the club’s donation from Cooley and Santana.

Fulfilling a community service component of its semester activities, Penn College’s One World Club recently collected and donated food to help a local nonprofit fill baskets for its clients over the holidays. “We felt that AIDS Resource was in line with our club’s mission of inclusivity and supporting everyone,” said club adviser Rob Cooley, associate professor of anthropology and environmental science, who joined Angelyvette Santana, president, in delivering the items to the 500 W. Third St. agency. “The club’s mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for all members of our Penn College community regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or ability,” said Santana, a senior radiography student from Scranton. “We discuss and focus on multicultural/intersectional issues going on in the world or at school, as well as celebrate what makes us all unique – not different.”
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Faculty & Staff Students
11.22.2021

CMT Materials contributes to roll-fed thermoformer upgrade

CMT Materials has provided $5,000 in support of upgrades to a roll-fed thermoformer used for instructional purposes at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The company, based in Attleboro, Massachusetts, with additional sites in the Netherlands and Southeast Asia, is a Corporate Tomorrow Maker partner with Penn College. CMT Materials has worked with the college’s Plastics Innovation & Resource Center for a number of years on workshops, student projects, training and testing.

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College Relations Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff PIRC Plastics & Polymer Students Workforce Development
11.22.2021

Practical nursing information session set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Lauren M. Scheetz, coordinator of the program, will discuss admission requirements; application, tuition and financial aid processes; licensure; and job opportunities for graduates. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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Penn College at Wellsboro Workforce Development
11.22.2021

Global company to round out semester’s employer visits

Curtiss-Wright Corp.The Curtiss-Wright Corp., the final employer to schedule a visit for the fall semester, will staff a “pop-up information table” for students and alumni from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Recruiting from Penn College’s automated manufacturing, machining, welding and metal fabrication majors to fill a number of positions, Curtiss-Wright will conduct interviews on Friday, Dec. 3, in Room 321 of Madigan Library. For more information, consult the Career Services flyer: Curtiss-Wright

Alumni Students
11.21.2021

Carving up an artful harvest

What began as a way to connect creatively during the pandemic has resulted in four impressive wood sculptures being donated to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Four art faculty members launched the endeavor in the summer of 2020, and their finished art pieces were recently moved into locations across campus.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff Students
11.21.2021

Penn College basketball, wrestling teams compete

All three Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams saw action over the past week, although none tasted victory.

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General Information
11.19.2021

Dining Services delivers pre-Thanksgiving fun, feast

A two-handed delivery sends a frozen bird "flying" toward a bank of soda-bottle pins.
A two-handed delivery sends a frozen bird “flying” toward a bank of soda-bottle pins.
A plateful of "Yum"
A plateful of “Yum”
Friends enjoy each other's company, as well as home cooking at their "home away from home."
Friends enjoy each other’s company, as well as home cooking at their “home away from home.”
Decorations were hand-picked by John L. Carpenter Jr., of Carpenter’s Farm in Linden, a senior in the plastics and polymer engineering technology major.
Decorations were hand-picked by John L. Carpenter Jr., of Carpenter’s Farm in Linden, a senior in the plastics and polymer engineering technology major.
With a fresh-baked pumpkin pie on the line, a student bowler hopes his aim is true.
With a fresh-baked pumpkin pie on the line, a student bowler hopes his aim is true.

Dining Services kicked off the holiday season Thursday with “Turkey Bowling” and a turkey dinner. The Keystone Dining Room invited students to try their hand at “bowling” a 10-pound frozen turkey in exchange for a bag of candy corn and a chance to win one of five homemade pumpkin pies. Events of the day continued at Capitol Eatery with a full Thanksgiving meal that included herb roasted turkey with mulled apple cider glaze, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato bake, green bean casserole, baked corn, orange cranberry sauce, Cajun cornbread stuffing with chorizo, maple roasted vegetables, bourbon pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple cider and a harvest spinach salad.
Photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services marketing assistant

Dining Services Events Students